The Dublin Mountains merely hints at the wild and epic country that lies just beyond their modest peaks.
County Wicklow is a land shrouded in mystery and drama, a vast and at times uninviting landscape that hides havens of rare beauty in its dark woods and wild bleak moors.
It is a primordial place, exposed to the harshest of elements, where howling winds can transform the landscape from that of a haunting Celtic Twilight to the gothic imaginings of Edgar Allen Poe in a matter of moments.
The Dublin Mountains’ sounds impressive, but are in reality a misnomer for two reasons. Firstly, they are only barely within Dublin County, their spine demarcating the boarder between it and Wicklow County, with its wild and wind swept scenery. And secondly, theres not a single mountain to be found there. With only a handful of peaks over 500 metres the Dublin Mountains are hardly alpine, but rather hills. However it would be a mistake for a cyclist of any level to understate them, for they are hills with attitude!